Re-Jos as a metaphor
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous; those who spend in the cause of the Almighty during ease and hardship and those who restrain their anger; those who pardon others – surely He loves the doers of good (Quran 3: 133-134)…
Brethren, Ramadan is winding down!
Yes. Ramadan is winding down. It has to wind down. After all it has a beginning. Since it has a beginning, it must have an end. In fact, it is actually meant never to last.
Ablution and validity of Muslim prayers
In nothing less than 700 times, the word Salat (the Muslim Prayer) is mentioned in the Qur’an. Sometimes, the word appears in the Muslim scripture accompanied by another religious obligation, the Zakat (alms giving to the poor).
BB Naija and erosion of our social values
“Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted...
Why a non-Muslim should know the Qur’an
The Qur'an is undeniably a book of great importance even to the non-Muslim, perhaps more today than ever, if that is possible. One aspect of Islam that is unexpected and yet appealing to the post-Christian secular mind is the harmonious interplay of faith and reason. Islam does not demand unreasoned belief. Rather, it invites intelligent…
What is your bank balance today?
The question above is, to say the least, a forbidden one. It is a question that never gets asked even by couples. We are often afraid to tell people how much money...
The day we witnessed ‘scenes’ from judgment day
One thing I have learnt from life is that this world is simply too crooked to escape resurrection; our world is too delusional and chimerical to render nugatory the occurrence of life other-worldly; life of the real in the real.
On forgiveness, ‘reasoned forgetfulness’ in Islam
Brethren, I was considering my options for today’s sermon’s when suddenly I chanced upon the works of one of our exemplars and scholars in this faith.
Does the pronoun ‘WE’ in the Qur’an refer to trinity?
It was not in my plans to explore matters that are extremely theological in this Sermon today. In fact, I had thought of continuing our reflections on the realities of life some portents of which I discussed last week on this page.